‘I don’t do politics’

If you don’t do politics, politicians will do nothing for you.

Nearly three quarters of over 65-year-olds vote: pensions are protected from inflation and pensioners were left better off by the 2021 budget.

Less than half of 18–24-year-olds vote: despite the higher minimum wage, most were left worse off by the 2021 budget, with no action to address concerns regarding housing, insecure employment, access to quality education and the problem of student debt.

‘I don’t do politics.’

If you don’t do politics, politics may do for you.

In 2010-2017, Tory cuts in health and social care spending were associated with 140,000 additional deaths in England[i].


[i] Effects of health and social care spending constraints on mortality in England:a time trend analysis, BMJ open, 2017.  Cause and effect can’t be proved – but cuts in health and social care spending are the most plausible hypothesis.